a highway, as in a mountainous area, having many hairpin curves.
Railroads. a zigzag track arrangement for climbing a steep grade.
British. roller coaster.
verb (used without object)
(of a road, railroad track, etc.) to progress through a series of hairpin curves; zigzag:
The road switchbacks up the mountain.
a mountain road, railway, or track which rises and falls sharply many times or a sharp rise and fall on such a road, railway, or track
another word (esp Brit) for big dipper
noun 1. a pocketknife, the blade of which is held by a spring and can be released suddenly, as by pressing a button. noun 1. (US & Canadian) a knife with a retractable blade that springs out when a button is pressed
noun, Electricity. 1. a structural unit on which are mounted switches and instruments necessary to complete telephone circuits manually. 2. Also called lightboard. a panel of switches, dimmers, etc., for controlling the lighting on a stage or in an auditorium. noun 1. an installation in a telephone exchange, office, hotel, etc, at which the interconnection […]
noun 1. See under cane (def 5). noun 1. a stick or short staff used to assist one in walking; walking stick. 2. a long, hollow or pithy, jointed woody stem, as that of bamboo, rattan, sugar cane, and certain palms. 3. a plant having such a stem. 4. split rattan woven or interlaced for […]
noun 1. a slender, flexible shoot, rod, etc., used especially in whipping or disciplining. 2. an act of whipping or beating with or as with such an object; a stroke, lash, or whisking movement. 3. a slender growing shoot, as of a plant. 4. a hairpiece consisting of a bunch or tress of long hair […]